Psilocybin is a naturally occurring psychoactive compound found in fungi from all around the world. It acts on the brain through changes of perception, cognition, and emotion. It has been linked to treating depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, addiction, and end-of-life anxiety. It has been shown to provide greater access to memories and emotion, and to produce important insights that help provide perspective around life meaning.
According to The Global Drug Survey, mushrooms are the safest of all substances that people use recreationally.